Shenzhen Transportation


Bao''an Airport
Bao'an Airport

Shenzhen Bao’an Airport (SZX) is around 20 miles (32 kilometers) from downtown area. At present, it operates more than 150 domestic and dozens of international air routes, connecting Shenzhen and other cities both at home and abroad, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Macau, Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo. Transportation to/from downtown, Guangdong Province, Hong Kong and Macau is quite convenient from the airport:
 Shuttle buses to Shenzhen downtown area
 Airport Transport to Nearby Cities in Guangdong
 Airport Transport to Hong Kong / Macau

 The city is located at the crossing of Beijing-Guangzhou Railway Line and Beijing-Kowloon Railway Line. Guangzhou-Kowloon Railway Line and Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway Line also pass the city. As one of the most important transportation hubs in south China, Shenzhen efficiently connects mainland China and Hong Kong. Most high-speed trains depart from North Railway Station and get to Xiamen, Hangzhou, Huangshan, Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, Xi'an and Wuhan.
 Shenzhen Railway Station      North Railway Station     Futian Railway Station     East Railway Station

 Shenzhen - Hong Kong Train
 Shenzhen - Guangzhou Train
 Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong Train
 Shenzhen - Guilin Train
 Shenzhen - Xiamen Train
 Shenzhen to Shanghai Train

 See detailed Shenzhen Train Schedule

There are 25 passenger long-distance bus stations in the urban and suburban areas. Among them, Luohu Bus Station, Shenzhen North Station, Futian Bus Station, Huanggang Bus Station and Airport Bus Station are the popular ones. Passengers can arrive in a city within Guangdong Province such as Guangzhou, Dongguan and Jieyang, or trans-provincial city including Hong Kong, Jingzhou, Yulin ...

Nowadays, ferries are available at Shekou Port (China Merchant Shekou Ferry Terminal) and Fuyong Port of Bao’an Airport. Shekou Port operates ferry lines to Skypier of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, Zhuhai Jiuzhou Port, Zhuhai Wailingding Island Ferry Terminal, Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal. Fuyong Port is just 3.3 kilometers (2 miles) away from Bao’an International Airport. Passengers can take closed ferry route to/from airport to Hong Kong International Airport and Macau by showing intraday air tickets. Also, Shenshen has an important international container terminal, Yantian Port, operating ship routes to/from countries in North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Australia and Mediterranean.

 See detailed
Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen Ferry
Shenzhen - Macau Ferry
Shenzhen - Zhuhai Ferry
Ultimate Guide to 15 Shenzhen Ports


16 metro lines are operating in the city so that the accesses to the major distribution centers like Luohu Railway Station, Window of the World, Luohu Port and Shekou Port are quite easy.
Operating Subway Lines:
 Line 1 (Luobao Line)         Line 2 (Shekou Line)          Line 3 (Longgang Line)    Line 4 (Longhua Line)
 Line 5 (Huanzhong Line)   Line 6 (Guangming Line)    Line 7 (Xili Line)       Line 8 (Yantian Line)  Line 9 (Meilin Line)  Line 10 (Bantian Line)   Line 11 (Airport Line)   Line 12 (Nanbao Line)  Line 14 (Eastern Express Line)  Line 16 (Longping Line)  Line 20 (Fuyong Line)

Lines to be Opened:
 Line 13 (Shiyan Line)

 See metro maps for reference.

Shenzhen City Bus
City Bus

There are 1,300 bus lines running in this city presently. Regular bus lines, Main Lines, Branch Lines, Express Lines, Intercity Lines, Night Lines, Peak Hour Lines and Holiday Bus Lines are the main categories. Most routes in downtown area cost CNY 1 for ordinary bus and CNY 2 for air-conditioned bus. Their operating hours are roughly from 07:00 to 23:00 in weekdays.
 Bus / Metro Search
 Currently, more than 20,000 taxis run in the city. They are mainly in four colors and serve designated areas: red and yellow cabs run in urban and suburb areas including Luohu, Futian, Nanshan and Yantian Districts; green cabs can only be found in Bao’an and Longgang Districts; blue cabs, namely electric ones, serve the same areas as the red ones. In the day time, the fare is CNY10 for the first 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) and then CNY 2.6 for each extra 0.6 mile (1 kilometer). During the night (23:00-06:00 the next day), passengers need to pay extra 30% as night allowance. 

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- Last updated on Jun. 17, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Shenzhen Transportation
Asked by VI from PORTUGAL | Jun. 16, 2024 05:15Reply
Arrival 2am at Shenzhen BaoAnn airport. Taxi options/safety???
At that time, is it safe to take a taxi for a single lady, into Futian Port area hotel?
If so, what are the apps available in English preferably?
Answers (1)
Answered by Keith | Jun. 17, 2024 00:58

It's safe to take a taxi and you can remember the taxi number before getting on just in case. You can download DiDi international version.
Asked by Gerald Shem from CANADA | May. 06, 2024 09:22Reply
Whick Line to take.
We will stay in Dongmen, Shenzhen, and need to take an early flight from Bao'an Airport,please confirm which Line should we take and what time does subway open in the morning?
Answers (1)
Answered by Joshua | May. 08, 2024 01:11

You need to take line 1 at Laojie station and line 11 with a transfer at Chegongmiao. The first train of line 1 departs at 06:33 from Laojie and the first of line 11 departs at 06:21 from Chegongmiao.
Asked by Gerald Shem from CANADA | May. 06, 2024 09:18Reply
What time does Shenzhen subway open in the morning?
What does subway open in the morning, we have an early flight at 7:30 AM, does subway open at 5:00AM?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lori | May. 08, 2024 01:04

The subway line to the airport hasn't operated at 05:00. The first train starts at 05:52 from Gangxia North.
Asked by Peter Yip from SINGAPORE | Apr. 29, 2024 06:00Reply
JiuZhaiGou trip from Chong Qing
Hi , our flight get into Chong Qing at 1.15 am on 3 rd June. How do we get to JiuZhaiGou National park? Thanks!

Peter Yip
Answers (1)
Answered by Keith | Apr. 29, 2024 22:49

You need to take a high speed train to Chengdu first, then take another high speed train from Chengdu to Zhenjiangguan Railway Station where you can take a direct bus to Jiuzhaigou. Since you arrive in Chongqing at 1:15am, you will need to stay overnight in Chongqing as all the transportation to the train stations stop that time.
Asked by David from ENGLAND | Feb. 21, 2024 05:25Reply
Hong Kong to Shenzhen to Bangkok
We will arrive in Hong Kong and wish to visit Shenzhen for 2 nights then fly to Bangkok. Can I do this with a free transit visa, what is my best method of transport between Hong Kong Airport and Shenzhen and if so where do I get the visa?
I am a UK passport holder.
Answers (1)
Answered by Harry | Feb. 21, 2024 21:48

You can apply for a 5-day Shenzhen visa on arrival at Shekou, Huanggang or Luohu Ports. It's a good way to take a ferry from the airport to Shekou port and there are fewer people waiting here. However, pay attention that all the visa offices open from 9:00-16:30. Try to get there as early as possible. BYW, it costs CNY 834 for UK passport holders.
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